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Mechanical and aerospace’s Vedha Nayagam honored by NASA

Vedha Nayagam, research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been honored by NASA for his research with the International Space Station. 
Nayagam’s work earned a Top Space Station Research Award in the category of Discoveries in Microgravity in recognition of outstanding results on cool flames in space, which was named a top discovery on the International Space Station last year.

 
Though the experiments were conducted in space, the discoveries that came out of Nayagam’s work on the Flame Extinguishing Experiment (FLEX and FLEX 2) has applications on Earth as well, particularly in new technologies involving internal combustion engines.
 He was among three scientists who accepted honors at the second annual ISS Research and Development Conference held in July.
 
Learn more about Nayagam’s research and award.